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Out of the Classroom : Observations and Investigations in Astronomy - 02 edition

Out of the Classroom : Observations and Investigations in Astronomy (ISBN10: 0534380158; ISBN13: 9780534380151)
ISBN13: 978-0534380151
ISBN10: 0534380158

Summary: Dennis Dawson's lab manual gives students the thrill of learning basic astronomy concepts through first hand experiences versus taking the traditional approach of rehashing preconceived observations and analysis done by astronomers. To overcome the need for access to remote observatories, Dawson has cleverly created exercises that are developed around the use of equipment that students would likely have on hand or could construct inexpensively. Students acquire the n
ecessary commitment to understanding basic concepts, basic experimental procedures, the concept of experimental uncertainty, and the discipline of drawing conclusions from information gained first hand.

Benefits:
  • Experiments are divided into single-day or multi-day.
  • Handy Reference Guide to Experimental Methods covers useful topics such as applying the scientific method, how to keep an observer's log, and how to set up a lab report.
  • Exercises employ items that are easily accessible to most students, such as cameras, binoculars, or small telescopes.
...show more
Summary: Dennis Dawson's lab manual gives students the thrill of learning basic astronomy concepts through first hand experiences versus taking the traditional approach of rehashing preconceived observations and analysis done by astronomers. To overcome the need for access to remote observatories, Dawson has cleverly created exercises that are developed around the use of equipment that students would likely have on hand or could construct inexpensively. Students acquire the necessary commitment to understanding basic concepts, basic experimental procedures, the concept of experimental uncertainty, and the discipline of drawing conclusions from information gained first hand.

Benefits:
  • Experiments are divided into single-day or multi-day.
  • Handy Reference Guide to Experimental Methods covers useful topics such as applying the scientific method, how to keep an observer's log, and how to set up a lab report.
  • Exercises employ items that are easily accessible to most students, such as cameras, binoculars, or small telescopes.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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